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This 25-meter-high granite column was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian in AD 297.
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Alexandria, Egypt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lone pillar is around 27m high and really makes you feel small. I found it weird that a single random pillar was built to honour someone. It's an interesting site and worth the stop if you're in Alexandria.

Thank DesNewman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built by the Romans in 300 AD, this majestic pillar is one of the largest monolithic columns ever erected. The weight of the single piece of red Aswan granite is estimated at 285 tonnes. The column is 27 m high including its base and capital.

Thank Ashok M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit here. You can't stay long as there isn't a lot to see, but the huge pillar feels majestic towering on the top of its hill. Worth the visit for sure!

Thank Steve N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous collection of ruins some 2 sphinx & 1 really big column. Take time to explore the sanctary & underground tunnels.

Thank Robyn B
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Easy access to visit this place within the city. Huge pillar standing proudly in the middle of the resident homes.

Thank fth0mps0n
Reviewed 31 October 2017

It's a must see & worth a visit attraction. Perfect of history lovers. One of the largest 30m ancient pillar ever erected. Take a few photos and learn about history.

Thank Hemans9706
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

It’s kind of surreal to find roman/pharaonic structures enclosed by residential area, not easy to find on your own either, but close to the Catacombs too. It’s a nice walk around, not mind blowing like Luxor, but a different era. There has been a lot...More

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We saw this on our tour of Alexandria. Pretty. Not sure what else you would do there, but glad I saw it.

Thank XerkUSA
Reviewed 18 October 2017

If you're in Alexandria you must visit this. Not expensive. And a significant historical location. You won't need a long time here.

Thank Ripwalk
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Pompey’s Pillar is the only known free-standing column in Roman Egypt and is one of the largest ancient monoliths ever erected. This massive 30 m column rises above the debris of the ancient settlement of Rhakotis, the original township from which Alexandra grew. 2.7 m...More

Thank Sagnik B
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